Willet Joins Leaders At Wentworth !
Danny Willett, 2016 US Masters winner, shot 68 in round 2 and joined Scott Hend and Y E Yang at -10 at the top of the leader board at Wentworth in the BMW PGA Championship.
After firing 66 yesterday, Willett reached the turn in 29 after making six birdies from 3 through 9, and at the point had a five shot lead on the field and was on course to beat the 36 hole record of -13, but he dropped four shots on the back nine, coming back in 39.
Willett finished on 134 at -10 and was later joined by first-round joint leaders Hend and Yang, with South Africa’s Jaco van Zyl a further shot behind in fourth place.
Willett’s group was not without its problems as they were put on the clock for slow play on the back nine. Willett also had a close shave on 17 when his sunglasses fell close to his ball in the rough. If they had struck the ball and caused it to move, he would have incurred a penalty shot.
Willett said: “It was still not quite the back nine I was hoping for but ten under par, you’d have taken it at the beginning of the day.”
Hend made four birdies and an eagle from 18 feet on 18 to complete his round of 69, while Yang also made four birdies and an eagle in his round of 69.
Jorge Campillo was 3 shots back at -6 and Peter Hanson, Robert Winwiddie, Joost Luiten, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Kiradech Aphibarnrat were a shot further behind at -5 for two rounds.
Martin Kaymer shot another solid 70 to sit at -4 while Bernd Wiesberger shot an excellent 68 to bring him to level par for the two rounds.
The cut for the two rounds is set at +1. Expect more great golf tomorrow and you will not be disappointed.